Saturday/ Angelina Jolie is ‘Maleficent’

Our Saturday night movieMaleficent_poster was ‘Maleficent*’.  Borrowing a description of the movie from Wikipedia : it is a 2014 American dark fantasy film .. starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous Disney villainess character, the film is a live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty.

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And here is an illustration by Piet Grobler from my Afrikaans language ‘Die Mooiste Sprokies van Grimm’. Sleeping Beauty goes by ‘Doringrosie’ (little ‘Briar-Rose’) in the original translation of the fairy tale.

We liked it, and Angelina Jolie makes for a powerful presence in the movie.  It got mixed reviews from critics, but did very well at the box office.

*Should this be a new word? Meaning neither malevolent (with intentions of evil) nor magnificent – or both at the same time?


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